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Wishes & Verb Tenses

Wishes is used to state the desire or want

Wishes can be used to used in the past, present and future.

Past Tense - past perfect verb tense is used to talk about the past

  • We wish we had bought a bigger house.
  • My sister wishes she had listened to her teachers.
  • My husband wishes we had traveled to America.

Present Tense - the past verb tense is used to talk about the present

  • I wish I could live in New York.
  • My brother wishes he had a new car.
  • We wish it wasn’t so hard to save money.

Future Tense - past tense modals verbs would and could are used to talk about the future.

  • We do not like living in the city. We wish we could live in town.
  • I wish the people next door would lower there radio.
  • The rain is horrible. I wish it would stop.

Modal Verbs and Wishes - When verbs are used with wishes the sentence structure is Modal Verb + Have + V3/Past Participle

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Have & Has Chart

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Verb Tense "to be"

Verb Tense "to be" Chart

Future Verb Tenses

Modal Verbs

Modal Verb Rules

Modal Verb Usage

Verb Tense "Can"

Verb Tense "Could"

Verb Tense "Could" Structure

"Wishes" & Verb Tenses

"Wishes" & Verb Tense Chart

Static Verb

Verb Tense "Have"

Verb Tense "Have" Chart

Present Verb Tenses

Past Verb Tenses


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